Oliviero Roggi is professor of Finance and Risk Management at Fundação Dom Cabral – FDC, Brazil. He is also professor of Corporate Finance, Valuation, Management and Risk Governance at the University of Florence, Italy. He was professor and researcher at NYU Stern School of Business, USA, and at EAESP / FGV, Brazil, the latter being responsible for the NURPE Research Unit on Country Risk (Sovereign) and Business Risk. Visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark, and lecturer in the Doctorate and Master’s courses at the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Brazil.
He earned his Ph.D in Management and Finance at University of Bologna and City University Business School European Joint Ph.D program in 1998. He has specialization in Corporate Finance, Company Valuation, Risk Management, Governance and Corporate Strategy.
Founder of the Finanza Firenze Research Center in 2007. In 2008, together with Edward Altman – NYU Stern Salomon Center, he also founded the International Risk Management Conference. In 2008- 2009 he served as Visiting professor in Accounting Masters Program at Universidade de Fortaleza (Brasil). Consultant at European Commission, Regione Toscana (Italy) and other public owned entities is acting and doing research in the area of Enterprise Risk Management, and in particular Credit Risk since 2004. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Country Risk Forum of Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI – Italian Bankers Association).
He has published papers and books on SME rating and on rating models generally speaking. In 2009, he published a book on “Risk Value and Company Default”. He is Co-author of Aswath Damodaran, NYU STERN, for the forthcoming 3° Italian edition of Applied Corporate Finance and he is NYU Stern Visiting Scholar since 2009 and consultant at IFC World Bank group since 2010.
Luca Piras is professor of Finance at Cagliari University, where he teaches Corporate Finance and Advanced Corporate Finance. He has been member of the faculty of the PhD school of Finance at University of Trieste, and visiting professor at University of Kaunas, Lituania, and Vaasa University, Finland. His research interests include Behavioral Finance and investors cognitive biases, Valuation and Market Efficiency.
He has served as a member of Senato Accademico at University of Cagliari and is a member of Italian association of Finance Professors. He also cooperated with Gruppo Editoriale Mondadori as commentator on economic and financial topics in several national radio talks. He has advised several Italian public institutions on derivatives and other structured securities.